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R.I.P.D. (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 19 July 2013 (USA)
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A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

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After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse. Written by Immanuel A.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references | See all certifications »

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R.I.P.D.: Policía del más allá  »

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$130,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,691,415 (USA) (19 July 2013)

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$33,592,415 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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The finance convention scene was filmed at the Hynes Convention Center, which is half a mile from Copley Square -- the place where Jeff Bridges was nearly killed in real-life during the bomb truck explosion scene of Blown Away (1994). See more »

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When Nick goes to find Julia on her evening jog at the high school, we first see her jogging in lane 3 of the track, just rounding the corner. The following second, we see her from another angle showing her in lane 4 and about 60 yards farther down the track. See more »

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[first lines]
Nick: You think *you've* had a bad day at work? I think I got you beat.
[big fat monster guy crashes through]
Nick: That's not me.
[Roy taking chase]
Nick: Nope, that's my partner.
Pulaski: Suck it!
Nick: There I am. Three or four days ago, I didn't know this world existed. But three or four days ago, I wasn't in the Rest In Peace Department...
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As the primary cast is first being shown, the names are accompanied by images relevant to their characters: Roy's ten-gallon hat, Proctor's white boots, Hayes' St. Christopher's medal, etc. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.184 (2013) See more »

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The Better Man
Music by Jeff Bridges and T Bone Burnett
Lyrics by Jeff Bridges, T Bone Burnett, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Robert Schwentke
Performed by Jeff Bridges
Produced by T Bone Burnett
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Not nearly as bad as a lot of people like to say it is.
24 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'R.I.P.D.': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

One of the summer's biggest expensive casualties is this Dark Horse comic adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as two police officers in the after life fighting undead ghouls. It was directed by Robert Schwentke (who also directed the action films 'RED' and 'FLIGHPLAN') and written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi and David Dobkin. Peter M. Lenkov created the comic book it's based on and also executive produced the film. The film also co-stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Marisa Miller and James Hong. Oddly both Reynolds and Parker had two big films opening the same weekend (Reynolds also can be heard in the animated family film 'TURBO' and Parker reprised her role in the sequel to Schwentke's 'RED'). All three films bombed and Reynolds now has a pretty big reputation for constantly delivering box office misfires. That doesn't mean they're bad films though and I actually enjoyed 'R.I.P.D.' to a certain degree (definitely not an especially good movie though).

The film opens with a Boston cop named Nick Walker (Reynolds), having a dispute with his partner, Bobby Hayes (Bacon), over whether or not to turn in gold they found at a recent drug bust. Walker is shot and killed by Hayes during a shootout and is recruited by the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department) in the afterlife. The R.I.P.D. specializes in catching 'deados', which are souls who have refused to leave the land of the living. Walker is teamed with an old U.S. Marshal from the Old West, named Roy Pulsipher (Bridges), while he attempts to track down his old partner and clear his reputation with the love of his life, Julia Walker (Szostak).

The biggest complaint I've heard about the trailer for the film is how much it resembles the film 'MEN IN BLACK' and I have to say, after seeing the film as well, that it very much resembles a 'MEN IN BLACK' movie. It's of course not nearly as good as that campy sci-fi classic but it is better than it's first sequel (arguably 'MEN IN BLACK 3' as well). The fact is the movie is not nearly as bad as a lot of people like to say it is. It's a lot of fun, funny at times and the visuals are spectacular. It had a budget of approximately $130 million and as a purely visual treat it paid off; as far as the special effects go, plus the women are all super hot (Szostak and Miller are breathtaking in the flick). Watching Reynolds and Bridges together (as an odd couple duo) is a treat as well and it's funny to see Reynolds being mostly the straight man while Bridges mostly hams it up (Bacon is also once again a great despicable villain). Not a great film by any means but not a bad one either.

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